Transport Planner - Reputable, expanding company

  • Location
    Ashford, Kent
  • Category
    Transport and Logistics - Transport Planner
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 30000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

Join our client, a well-established family-run business, in a rare and exciting opportunity as an experienced Transport Planner. Lead their delivery and collection operations across the UK mainland and work with a diverse fleet of vehicles. If you're passionate about transport planning and have a proven track record in managing a varied transport department, then this role is for you!


Please find all the details below:


Job Title: Transport Planner


Salary: Up to £30,000


Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm


Location: Near Ashford/Hythe, Kent. Your own transport is required due to the location of the business.


This is an office based role, due to the nature of the position and team work plus communication required across the business.


Benefits: 21 days annual leave, free secure parking, corporate membership discounts


Your new Manager: Extremely supportive, knowledgeable and driven, great training will be provided as well as opportunities to develop your career for the right candidate.


Working as part of a team of 4, your responsibilities as a Transport Planner will be to:



  • Manage deliveries and collections across the UK mainland. Typically up to 500-600 drops (representing 500-600 tonnes) per week

  • Plan a delivery fleet: 4 Arctics, 16 rigid HGVs, each with mounted fork truck, plus 3 delivery vans

  • Support the Transport Manager and team in the day to day running of the department, planning and arranging loads to customers, as well as collections

  • Complete transport administration tasks as required, for example, updating driver and vehicle information, invoicing, reviewing new orders and producing any internal reports

  • Ensuring that Company and Statutory Health and Safety, COSHH and Environmental requirements are met


To be successful in this role you'll need:



  • Previous experience in a varied Transport planning role

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to think on your feet to plan loads effectively and meet promised delivery dates. Clearing deliveries each week and ensuring loads are planned to meet commitments will be key performance indicators in this role.


If you are a motivated and enthusiastic individual looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, our client's Transport Planner position is the perfect opportunity for you.


Next steps:


If you have the above skills and experience then please apply today - this is such an incredible opportunity where you can really grow your career at this company.


Alternatively, if you know someone who may be suitable for this role please share the details. If you successfully refer a friend for the above role, you will receive a £100* voucher of your choice! Terms apply*


Please note if your skills match the requirements for the job then you will receive an e-mail from us (remember to check your junk mail). If you do please call us on 01233 611780 ASAP or within 24 hours to discuss the position in further detail with Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant).


We look forward to your application.

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Office Angels. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explaining how we will use your information is available on our website.

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Nicola Hamley